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by Radman622
Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Forgetting who you were
Replies: 16
Views: 2661

Re: Forgetting who you were

I like how you put it, Adumbra, but I'm going to have to agree with lobster. While it is true that selfhood is a delusion, and while it is true that the past no longer exists, cause and effect still rules over the cosmos. The past formed the present. Certainly it is not "yours," nor does it still "e...
by Radman622
Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:09 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is the truth about Buddha in your actual consciense?
Replies: 20
Views: 2821

Re: Is the truth about Buddha in your actual consciense?

Your conscience is gentle, any guilt you feel beyond that which is useful to lead you back to the right path is only suffering in your own mind fueled by delusions.

That is a beautiful story, Ervin. :)
by Radman622
Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:05 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Mindfulness
Replies: 77
Views: 8548

Re: Mindfulness

You know, I have to say, one of the things I love most about Buddhism is the absolutely great metaphors. They have really expanded my mind, and the way I look at things. XD

The other day, I came up with a Buddhism-esque metaphor on my own to describe the difference between attachment and love.
by Radman622
Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Forgetting who you were
Replies: 16
Views: 2661

Re: Forgetting who you were

Many of my friends and family members have mistakenly made this assumption, that Buddhism is equivalent to nihilism or apathy, but I think that it is simple acceptance. That in fact, one simply keeps things in proper perspective to realize the true significance they have. Apathy would be like... not...
by Radman622
Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Forgetting who you were
Replies: 16
Views: 2661

Re: Forgetting who you were

That's very insightful, Tashi. :)
by Radman622
Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello everybody!
Replies: 3
Views: 752

Re: Hello everybody!

Thanks, lobster. :) I did start with a lot of reading on Wikipedia and the internet, and am working my way through every book I can find on the subject. There is such a wealth of information that it is hard to take it all in at once, and although much of it confirms things I had already observed abo...
by Radman622
Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Mindfulness
Replies: 77
Views: 8548

Re: Mindfulness

I read some Zen teachings that seemed to imply this, for example, a master would use his finger to point to the moon, and say "Is my finger the moon?" Of course it is not, it can only direct someone to the moon. The point of course being that Buddhism is not really "the path" it just points one to t...
by Radman622
Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:37 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Desire
Replies: 8
Views: 1550

Re: Desire

Interesting. So at least in Mahayana, it is mainly about mindfulness: about whether or not you approach it from a selfish, lustful point of view, or whether your motivations are of love and compassion. This seems reasonable to me, personally.
by Radman622
Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:12 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is the truth about Buddha in your actual consciense?
Replies: 20
Views: 2821

Re: Is the truth about Buddha in your actual consciense?

It is true that with Faith, you can choose to believe something that otherwise you have no reason to believe. I think it is true that all people are born with a moral sense called a "conscience" which is how we perceive to cause the suffering of others is wrong, but that this moral sense begins as o...
by Radman622
Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:05 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello everybody!
Replies: 3
Views: 752

Hello everybody!

Hi, I have recently become interested in Buddhism, and am looking for a community of practitioners in order to learn more about the different perspectives and teachings concerning Buddhism and its teachings. I am not quite sure if I would call myself a Buddhist just yet, but from my readings, so far...
by Radman622
Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:59 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Desire
Replies: 8
Views: 1550

Re: Desire

So what would you consider to be a healthy sexuality that is in compliance with the teaching that desire is the cause of dukkha, or is there such a thing? Monks are prohibited from sexual acts, but laypersons are merely instructed to refrain from "sexual misconduct" which is to mean sexual activity ...
by Radman622
Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:50 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Forgetting who you were
Replies: 16
Views: 2661

Re: Forgetting who you were

The past can bring with it either lessons to teach us, or attachments to bind us. Which we choose to accept is up to us. Focusing on the past prevents mindfulness, but forgetting it altogether risks losing the lessons learned and experiential wisdom.
by Radman622
Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:47 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Mindfulness
Replies: 77
Views: 8548

Re: Mindfulness

The more you live in the moment the more you will understand that nothing is conceptual and that that is nothing more than freedom.You will begin to see how your expereince is beyond any limitation. Concept means limitation therefore is samsara. With time when people will talk to you you will start...